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In the back of the drier there is a wiring plastic looking block with a number of wires going into it. As you?re facing the back of the drier looking at that block the terminal on the far left has three wires going into it. Two of those wires are broken off. It looks like they may have touched and shorted out. The drier works but it doesn?t get hot. When I tried to remove the nut holding those wires on the stud into the block broke off. I think this block is going to have to be replaced. There was some heat and scorching going on back there, I think this must have happened when those two wires shorted out. The model number of the drier is MDE7400AYW and the ser. # is 24529865EJ. Can that block be replaced and the wires re-attached fairly easily or is it more of a job than what it looks like. Also in this case what parts should be replaced and what is the cost of those parts.

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Often the vibration will loosen the wires, they then become hot and burn off...the block can be replaced... if you cannot buy it from and appliance repair site then check a local electrical supply. It really should not be that hard to replace it...
The burnt wires will need to be cut back and reattached...

You may even want to buy a new cord and use that to reattach to the block...

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